|Harry Hay on 19th century Remittance Men - Shaping San Francisco|
A short clip from a longer 1996 interview with Mattachine Society founder Harry Hay in which he describes the common 19th century phenomenon of "Remittance Men." They were the outcast, typically gay, children of well-off families who were sent "as far away as possible," i.e. to San Francisco or Vancouver, where they could carry on their lives without shaming the families...
Keywords: gay; homoesexual; remittance men; 19th century; dandy; upper class